John G. "Jeff" Babiak, 97, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Portage, son of Joseph and Regina (Wojteszek) Babiak. Surviving are three children: Richard of Portage, Joseph of Portage and Cynthia of Flinton; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Zigmont); a daughter Jean Hoover; and two brothers: Stanley and infant Frank. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Committal will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.